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Black Sun Documentary Nazi Mystical Ideology MIRROR
Himmler and his "spiritual advisor" K. Wiligut were attempting to channel "entities" (demons) within one of the circular chambers at Wewelsburg castle. The Nazi religion was a synthesis of "new age" /(very) old age ideas, paganism, theosophy, magick, and necromancy, among other thing. There is truly "nothing new under the sun. The Nazi Occult/"New Age" film that I mirrored is a bit more comprehensive than this one.
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Death, Sacrifice and Ruin in Third Reich Germany
by Meghan O’Donnel
During the reign of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler made plans for a German future founded on the principles of victory, superiority, and a master race. He aimed to transform Germany into a state in which culture was the only “end to which power should aspire” and where the construction of Nazi cultural monuments, and art would change the face of Germany from one of despair and isolation, to one of pride and confidence.(1)www.libraryofsocialscience.com/essays/odonnell.html
Yet beneath this Nazi façade of racial supermen and cultural glory, another ideology developed, one obsessed with death, ruin and martyrdom which helped bring Hitler’s Germany to its apex, and then to its ultimate climactic end.
Inspired by Wagner, neo-Romanticism, monumentality and volkish ideology, Hitler crafted a hunger for sacrifice, and a hero worship whose exploitation within his fascist aesthetic politics brought about the creation of a Nazi Totenkult.(2) The manipulation of this Totenkult within Hitler’s civil religion ultimately culminated in an ideological “national suicide” and an “orgy of self-immolation” inside Hitler’s bunker at the end of World War II.(3)
Understanding the roots of this Totenkult (cult of the dead) makes it necessary to discuss the “Volkish thought” as it developed out of the nineteenth century, which as historian George Mosse argues, “showed a distinct tendency toward the irrational and emotional.”(4)
This volkish thought, which was essentially a populist ideology, promoted the idea of “authentic German culture” and the superiority of the German race, language and history.(5) This ideology had existed primarily within the margins of German society for most of the century, but began shifting to the mainstream of the German Right following the end of World War I and the establishment of the Weimar Republic.(6)
These German conservatives fought against “the entire social and ideological” course of the Weimar Republic’s policy of “industrialization, urbanization, and Jewish assimilation.”(7) And through the Volk movement and eventually its unique form of neo-Romanticism, conservatives developed dichotomies of tradition versus modernity and art versus science, as the greatest issues involved in the “contest for the soul of Germany.”(8)
The volkish movement also became more attractive to many in the educated middle-class, who increasingly doubted whether the “cultural and intellectual paradigms which had dominated the second half of the nineteenth century were capable of dealing with the social and existential effects of modernity.”(9)
Professor Margarete Kohlenbach (in Saul, 2009) argues that this skepticism in regards to “traditional religion, bourgeois morality, philosophical materialism, scientific world views and the beliefs of progress and evolution” contributed to the “cultural reorientation” of many in German society to the Volk movement and its neo-Romanticism after the rise of Hitler and National Socialism.(10)
This neo-Romantic component to Volk ideology became intrinsic to the cult of belief that surrounded Hitler and National Socialism. The philosophy’s connection to nature, folk traditions, and man’s rootedness to his ancestral homeland, were essential in creating an alternative to urbanism and industrialization.(11) And like Romanticism, its philosophical predecessor, neo-Romanticism rejected the “uninspired” world of rationalism to achieve its romantic and conservative goals of “respecting” tradition, combating moral decline, promoting spiritual renewal, and regenerating antique German concepts.
But instead of turning away from modernity, as many early Romantics had done, this new form assimilated its philosophy with Nazism’s modern propaganda, modern technology, and modern war. The earlier Romantic ideas on dynamism and the human will became useful philosophies for the Nazis unceasing aggression. And, elements intrinsic to the earlier forms of Romanticism, including the allure of darkness, organic ruin, dramatic death, and the powerful importance of art to life, became co-opted and consumed by neo-Romanticism and the irrational and emotional volkish ideology.(12)
The Nazis usurpation of the dramatic works of Richard Wagner is a clear example of this. Although Wagner was a product of nineteenth century Romanticism, his art deeply influenced Adolf Hitler, and essentially became the warped melody for Hitler’s romanticized German Kultur and Totenkult.
Wagner’s work and his Bayreuth Music Festival had long been embroiled in the ideological “battle for the soul of Germany” between the conservative advocates of the Volk and the established Weimar cultural structure. But with the rise of Hitler and his neo-Romantic volkish nationalism came “an ideological rampage that translated Wagnerian opera into a national cultural religion with Bayreuth as its supreme place of worship.”(13)
Even before the rise of Hitler, the attention lavished on Wagnerian opera and Bayreuth, the home of Wagner’s Festspielhaus, was enormous. In 1918, Walter Rathenau, the Foreign Minister for the Weimar Republic, discussing with some disdain how far Wagner had “eaten his way into the national consciousness” wrote, “It is scarcely possible to exaggerate how deeply the last generation was spellbound by the influence of Richard Wagner, not so decisively by his music as by the gestures of his characters, by his ideas….”(14)
Then once National Socialism came to the fore, the Nationalsozialistische Monatshefte under the direction of Alfred Rosenberg, an influential intellectual within the Nazi party, praised Richard Wagner for having “anticipated the reconciliation of art with politics and for his discovery of artist-man, which would bear fruit in the process of the healing of the German people.”(15) And Adolf Hitler himself said, “Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner.”(16)
The obsession of Hitler and the true disciples of the Volk movement, with Wagner, elevated his work to an entirely irrational place of reverence within the new German Kultur of the Third Reich. His seminal operas of Der Ring des Nibelungen, and Tristan und Isolde, apart from highlighting the superiority of the Teutonic race, also magnified the dark and violent love affair with death and glorified ruin, which was featured so often in Romantic art and became an essential thematic element to Hitler’s Totenkult.
Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, or The Ring of Nibelung is actually a cycle of four operas, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and the final opera Die Götterdämmerung. The latter translates as “Twilight of the Gods” and was said to be Hitler’s favorite opera of all time.(17) The hero Siegfried and his lover Brunhilde die heroes‟ deaths in an apocalyptic vision of the end of the world.
Before she is consumed by flames, Brunhilde cries out, “Laughing let us be destroyed; laughing let us perish...let night descend, the night of annihilation...laughing death...laughing death.”(18) In the second act of Die Walküre, Brunhilde’s father, the god Woton cries, “I want only one thing yet, the end, the end....”(19) Yet the appeal to glorified death did not end with Der Ring des Nibelungen.
In Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde the final aria is called “Liebestod,” which means “Death love.” In this aria, Isolde dies experiencing a death “as to drown, unconscious, the greatest bliss.” In death, her love for Tristan is finally consummated, expanding on earlier German Romantic notions of death as an erotic act of passion.(20)
It was this kind of romantic drama and tragic death that inspired even Friedrich Nietzsche in his youth to believe Wagnerian opera had a broader and more dramatic purpose. In The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche argued that art, not morality, was the “metaphysical activity of man.”(21) This art relies on the constant struggle between the artistic powers of Apollo and his antithesis Dionysos. Apollo represents the “pictorial world of dreams” and individual moderation, and Dionysos represents drunken ecstasy, freedom from restriction, and the destruction of individuality.(22) When a synthesis between Apollo and Dionysos is achieved, the product is Greek tragedy; art of dreams and art of ecstasy.(23)
However, for tragedy to succeed in making the pessimistic life of man worth living, the Dionysiac element must be dominant to Apollo, because only then can the lure of artistic ecstasy seduce man to live despite the “frightful uncertainty of all conditions of life.”(24) And, since it is impossible to know the true nature of Greek tragedy as experienced by ancient Greeks, the closest comparison in the modern world for Nietzsche existed in the tragic operas of Richard Wagner, for he was a man like himself, who understood that artful tragedy was the highest task of life and culture.(25)
Thus this Wagner mythology became the foundation from which Hitler claimed himself to be the artist-Führer, and without reluctance projected himself to the masses as Germany’s new Siegfried when he wrote in Mein Kampf, “A Fire was kindled from whose flame one day the sword must come which would regain freedom for the German Siegfried and life for the German Nation.”(26) This kind of Wagner mythology, like that of the neo-Romantics, linked death with glory, hope, and ultimately love, and became a fundamental element to understanding the appeal of both, under Hitler’s National Socialism.
This is why George Orwell once said, “Whereas Socialism, and even capitalism in a more grudging way, have said to people, “I offer you a good time”, Hitler has said to them “I offer you struggle, danger and death”, and as a result a whole nation flings itself at his feet.”(27) In essence, death was a “central part of the ethos of the Third Reich.”(28) However, Hitler did not rely on Wagner and a legacy of neo-Romanticism alone to construct his Totenkult; another fundamental element was the cult of dead heroes.
Hero worship and “The Cult of the Fallen Soldier,” represent the clearest and most affecting examples of the paradoxical nature of Hitler’s dream for Germany. Following World War I, most Germans had a clear understanding of sacrifice as realized through the blood of their young soldiers. This is especially true for the “Myth of Langemark,” an important battle for the ethnohistory and death iconography of World War I.(29)
At Langemark, Belgium on 26th of October 1914, hundreds of young German soldiers marched into no man’s land to their death. As the myth goes, the boys marched all the while singing “Deutschland, Deutschland über Alles, über Alles in der Welt,” the opening verse of The Song of Germany or Das Deutschlandlied.(30)
Thousands of young men were slaughtered, but the myths surrounding their death became an essential part of death cult ideology. Emil Alefeld, a soldier present that night, had written a letter to his family beforehand in which he recounted:
We are Germans; we fight for our people and shed our blood and hope that the survivors are worthy of our sacrifice. For me this is a struggle for an idea, the Fata Morgana of a pure, loyal, honorable Germany. And if we go to our deaths with this hope in our hearts, perhaps it is better than to have the victory…(31)
The attitude expressed by this naïve German soldier speaks to the glorified ideal felt by many Germans that “Death in battle not only guaranteed eternal life for the martyr but also acted as a resurgent life force for the Fatherland.”(32) The last line in his letter, “perhaps it is better than to have the victory” also shows the notion that sometimes the sacrifice is more important than the actual victory itself.
A similar theme runs through the cult of Albert Schlageter, another integral piece of the death cult mythos. Aside from the young soldiers of World War I, Schlageter represents one of the most important martyrs in German death cult iconography. In 1923, after bombing a railway bridge, Schlageter was executed on the outer border of Dusseldorf by French forces.
Throughout Germany many were outraged at the execution and saw it as nothing more than a disproportionate act of retaliation. Immediately his myth began to grow, and a monument was erected in his memory at the site of his execution.(33) This myth of Schlageter became a favorite hero worship story of the Third Reich. In 1934, at a Hitler Youth Rally at the Schlageter Memorial, Baldur von Shirach addressed Hitler’s young disciples and said:
As you look at this grand monument, remember that today the cross of Schlageter towers not only over us, but it casts its shadow over all of Germany and this symbol of strength, of spirit, of dedication and sacrifice received its heroic incarnation in Schlageter. He went to his death answering the call to duty. Here on this spot the dark earth drank his red blood and he was struck down with that cry on his lips which is our call to destiny today: “Oh, you my Germany!”(34)
Jay W. Baird argues that Schlageter had become “an immortal” in the pantheon of death cult heroes.(35) And as is shown by Shirach’s speech, the cult of dead heroes endured well beyond the Weimar era and into the consciousness of many Germans under National Socialism. This cult of dead heroes, alongside the manipulation of Wagner and volkish neo-romanticism became integral to the vision of Germany’s Führer.
However, vision is useless without a means of communicating it to the masses, and for Hitler the greatest source for communication came in the form of aesthetics and art. From architectural monumentality, Third Reich poetry, and Nazi rallies, the symbolism of death, blood, drama, and ruin found a new wave of energy never before seen in Germany.
Perhaps the most unusual of these aesthetic forays was the death cult’s influence on Albert Speer’s theory of “ruin value.” Speer, Hitler’s favorite architect, designed some of the Third Reich’s most colossal monuments, including the Reich Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg and the model for the Great Hall in Berlin.(36) His monumental architecture was specifically built according to his theory of “ruin value.”
This theory argued that the architecture of the Third Reich should be constructed so the process of natural decay, even after hundreds or thousands of years later, would allow the monument to “communicate the heroic inspirations of the Third Reich” just as the ruins of antiquity do in Greece and Rome.(37) Speer discussed in his memoirs the creation of a “romantic drawing” of how the Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg would look “after generations of neglect, overgrown with ivy, its columns fallen...but the outlines still clearly recognizable.”(38)
The very idea of ruins and monumentality is essential to understanding Hitler’s Totenkult. Speer’s theory of “ruin value” may be directly connected to the imitation of the romantic ruins of Ancient Rome and Greece, but there is also a psychological element that goes beyond the desire to imitate antiquity. Andreas Huyssen, a professor of German at Columbia University has argued that ruins in general represent more than a process of architectural decay. Ruins are in fact an expression of modernity’s “catastrophic imagination,” and are really the articulation of a nation’s “obsession with the passing of time.”(39)
According to Speer, Hitler “liked to say that the purpose of his building was to transmit his time and its spirit to posterity. Ultimately, all that remained to remind men of the great epochs of history was their monumental architecture.”(40) And, as the Roman ruins did for Mussolini, so too should the ruins of the Third Reich “speak to the conscience of future generations of Germans.”(41)
Like the Parthenon or the Coliseum, Germany’s dominion over the world as visualized by Hitler, would be a testament to its enduring greatness long after his Third Reich had disappeared through the decayed monuments of his empire.
This is why monument building was such an obsession for Hitler. He truly believed that “no Volk lives longer than the evidence of its culture,” and for National Socialism, that culture would be remembered through its romanticized and monumental architecture and art long after he was dead and gone.(42) This was made especially clear when Hitler spoke at the cornerstone laying ceremony of his new Congress Hall in September of 1935, and declared:
A hall shall rise that is to serve the purpose of annually housing within its walls a gathering of the elite of the National Socialist Reich for centuries to come. Should the Movement ever be silent, even after millennia, this witness shall speak. In the midst of a hallowed grove of ancient oak trees will the people then marvel in reverent awe at this first colossus among the buildings of the German Reich.(43)
Hitler also declared in a speech later in July of 1937, that art in general “constitutes an immortal monument, itself abiding and permanent, and thus there is no such criterion as yesterday and today…there is but the single criterion of “worthless‟ or “valuable,” and hence “immortal‟ or “transient.”(44) And for Hitler, immortality was “anchored in the life of the people as long as they themselves are immortal.”(45)
These immortal monuments or temples of the German Reich were not just a means of “bequeathing to posterity the genius” of Hitler’s age. A far more obvious Totenkult aesthetic was also evident in Hitler’s monumental architectural plans. Specifically the construction of miles upon miles of mausoleums along the borders of Germany’s newly expanded empire.
Following the Nazis supposed victory against the Allied powers, colossal citadels for the dead, or Totenburgen, envisaged by Hitler “were to glorify war, honour its dead heroes” and at the same time, “symbolize the impregnable power of the German race” as the massive stone structures would stretch “from the Atlantic to the Urals.”(46)
Hitler also reconstructed the Königsplatz tombs for martyrs of the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 as a Totenkult monument.(47) What had once been a neo-classical memorial in Munich constructed at the behest of King Ludwig in the mid nineteenth century became a mecca where Germans could celebrate their dead martyrs.(48)
Ultimately however, the Totenkult under Hitler advanced beyond architectural schemes, and a literary tradition also developed in the Third Reich which fostered the worship of dead heroes, along with a glorification of self-sacrifice for the Fatherland. This can best be seen in the poetry of Gerhard Schumann.
Schumann, a fêted poet during the Third Reich, wrote poems which juxtaposed blood and sacrifice with Christian symbolism. In 1934, Schumann wrote a sonnet entitled The Purity of the Reich in which he appealed to the memory of fallen heroes for a rebirth of German values:
Now there arises a band of the determined,
by night they dream of the blood that was shed,
And of the Führer, who carries the burden of fate,
And of the fields, which cry out for our men,
And of the river, flowing by on our borders,
And of the brother, who forgives us our guilt.
Nothing is kept secret from them.
Their stern words are heavy as forged steel.
Their steps echo the call for ultimate judgment.
In their souls they bear the Grail.
Vassals of the Führer, keepers and avengers alike.
Within them burns and with them grows the Reich.(49)
In 1936 Schumann wrote:
Poetry is the lifeblood of a Volk because the soul also hungers and thirsts and cannot be left barren. Poetry elevates the everyday into grand images transmitted to history and eternity. And beyond that today the creative arts have become important weapons in the ideological struggle for the peoples of the world. The Führer has shown us the path to take.(50)
And indeed it was true; the creative arts and the use of aesthetics became a formidable weapon with which Hitler mesmerized much of the nation. His utilization of the Totenkult and its symbolism captivated his audiences and thrilled them with spectacle. Possibly his most effective tactic, his use of blood, both symbolically and literally, from flags, to costumes, to the prose of his impassioned and operatic speeches, became the fundamental element in the death cult imagery of the Third Reich.
The blood imagery of the Totenkult was best symbolized in the rituals and aesthetics of the Nazi party rallies held in Nuremberg. In one example, an evening rally began with the Nibelung March from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelung. Wagner’s music played while the blood-red standards and flags were presented to the Führer. Following the basic standards came what Frederick Spotts considers, “the party’s most holy relic, the Blutfahne, or blood flag, the swastika banner that had been carried in the 1923 putsch.
On this flag the blood of the “martyrs” shot down on that occasion had allegedly been spilled, and almost every year in commemoration of the putsch, Hitler marched the Blutfahne through the streets.(51) In 1936, he marched behind the flag dressed in his own putsch attire and to “heighten the effects of these annual dramas he decorated the streets with vivid splashes of blood red and Stygian black.”(52) This ritual evolved into a “cult of the martyrs of the movement” which had its own anthem...and its own relics, in particular the blood flag.”(53)
During these elaborate cult ceremonies, the language of Hitler’s speeches also became immersed in the blood of sacrifice. The words, “martyr”, “resurrection”, “sacrifice”, “holy place of pilgrimage”, ‟hero”, “death”...all added up to a simple message: sacrifice of oneself to the party and its Führer as a sacred duty, if necessary with the shedding of blood....”(54)
In a speech given to the Nazi party congress in September of 1933, Hitler described the fanatical sacrifice that was needed to maintain the Volk movement of National Socialism. He declared: “Power and the brutal use of force can accomplish much, but in the long run no state of affairs is secure unless it appears logical in and of itself and intellectually irrefutable.”
And above all: “The National Socialist Movement must profess its faith in the heroism that prefers any degree of opposition and hardship to even once denying the principles it has recognized as right”.(55) This kind of sacrificial ideology became increasingly more radicalized through the course of Hitler’s reign. By the end of World War II, a mythology steeped in heroic death and the volkish neo-romantic dogma of National Socialism reached its zenith through the final acts of suicide by Hitler and his followers in the Berlin bunker.
On the 28th of April 1945, Josef Goebbels’ wife Magda wrote a letter to her eldest son while inside Hitler’s bunker. In the letter she wrote, “The world that will come after the Führer and National Socialism will not be worth living in, and therefore I have taken my children away...We have now only one aim: loyalty unto death to the Führer.”(56) When Magda wrote that she had taken her six children “away,” she actually referred to their murder by the forced ingestion of cyanide capsules.
Not long after, Magda and her husband committed suicide following in the footsteps of Hitler and his wife Eva Braun. This kind of suicide and murder goes far beyond what French sociologist Emile Durkheim calls, “emotional or social problems,” which is a possible explanation for the “epidemic” of other suicides that ravaged Germany at the end of the war.(57) The fact that Magda Goebbels proudly described the martyring of both her children and herself, speaks to the psychology of the Nazi death cult and the belief in “heroic sacrifice” for both the Führer and Germany.
Joseph Goebbels also clung to the Totenkult rhetoric when he said “his death would set a heroic precedent for a new Germany which would “survive this war, but only if it has precedents at hand on which it can lean itself.”(58) Hitler himself called on the ideology of sacrificial death in his political testament written just before his suicide on the 30th of April 1945 when he wrote:
May it become, at some future time, part of the code of honour of the German officer...that the surrender of a district or of a town is impossible, and that the leaders here, above all, must march ahead as shining examples, faithfully fulfilling their duty unto death.(59)
Whether this kind of rhetoric represented true belief or the mere ideological propaganda meant for posterity, will never fully be known. Committing suicide remains one of the “most private and impenetrable of human acts,” making the analysis of such measures difficult to ascertain.(60) However, through the suicides of Eva Braun, and Joseph and Magda Goebbels, a connection can be drawn to the dangerous undercurrent of death, ruin and sacrifice which had been so masterfully constructed by their Führer. This undercurrent, developed and nurtured by Hitler and his multitudes of henchmen, managed to create possibly the greatest act of the Totenkult, the ideological “suicide of the nation.”(61)
In The Holocaust and the German Elite: Genocide and National Suicide in Germany, 1871-1945, Rainer C. Baum argues that under the Third Reich, Hitler and his followers propelled Germany into a national suicide. With “institutionalized disorder” under the Führer, Hitler and his regime acted out what sociologist Robert Bellah argued was the distinctive mark of modernity, the realization that “the human condition itself has become a revisable entity” and that mankind can indeed define itself out of existence.(62)
Through this willful act, those with power in the Third Reich “rather than continuing to define the human species as one that strives for comprehensive meaning,” decided instead to “redefine” the human condition into a state of irrational death as they moved their nation further into destruction.(63)
There is also a psychological theory for the existence of Hitler’s Totenkult, which is expressed in Sigmund Freud’s theory on the death instinct. In both Beyond the Pleasure Principle, and Civilization and its Discontents, Freud develops a psychological explanation for mankind’s ability to be drawn towards death, regardless of how irrational it might be.
He begins by stating that everything living eventually dies from “internal reasons” and becomes inorganic as it had been before its inanimate state had originally awoken to life.(64) This being true, Freud contends that the “goal of all life is death,” because life’s first instinct upon developing consciousness is “to return to the inanimate state.”(65)
As civilization has progressed, organisms have also developed self-preservation instincts. These instincts, however, do not contradict the death drive, they only serve as “component instincts whose function it is to assure that the organism shall follow its own path to death, and to ward off any possible ways of returning to inorganic existence other than those which are immanent in the organism itself.” Essentially, all humans have an instinct towards the eventuality of death. The instincts of preservation that guide us through life are merely part of our subconscious desire to control the means by which we become inanimate once more.
However, this argument becomes more complex when Freud discusses the death instinct when directed outward. In Civilization and its Discontents, Freud argues that the death instinct lies quiet compared to instincts of life...the instincts of Eros. However, the death instinct becomes visible when “diverted towards the external world,” instead of toward the self, becoming an instinct of aggression and destruction.(66 This becomes a fundamental tension as human beings struggle against their own subconscious death drive, and the desire to turn that drive outwards through aggression and hostility.
Hitler’s entire regime seemed committed to this struggle between self-destruction and the destruction of others, and this Freudian death drive theory explains some of the possible reasoning behind the allure of Hitler’s Totenkult, especially when coupled with the irrational and emotional volkish movement which facilitated both the self-destructive and the aggressive characteristics of humankind's death instinct.
However, a psychological theory only goes so far in illuminating the reasoning, behind what is really the madness of Hitler the artist-dictator and his Totenkult. The man who dreamed of creating a new German culture fostered by racial superiority and Teutonic pride, also promoted hero-worship, glorified struggle, operatic suicide and artful destruction, and was only achieved through his unique form of aesthetic politics.
This is elucidated in Peter Cohen’s documentary The Architecture of Doom, in which he argues that “Hitler saw doom as art’s highest expression, the drama was a reality…its completion was his final and decisive scenographic mission.”(67)
When looking back on historians’ treatment of Hitler, George Mosse argued it was his use of aesthetics to paradoxically promote both creation and destruction, which has been most over-looked when attempting to understand the appeal of such a dictator. George Mosse wrote “We failed to see…that the fascist aesthetic itself reflected the needs and hopes of contemporary society, that what we brushed aside as the so-called superstructure was in reality the means through which most people grasped the fascist message, transforming politics into a civil religion.”(68)
This civil religion, with its mixture of volkish ideology, neo-Romanticism and art obsession, although not accepted by all, made it possible for a fanatical dilettante turned dictator, to fashion himself into Germany’s Rienzi. In Wagner’s great hero, Hitler “sought to create social order and restore the empire. But in the end he brought destruction upon his world and was consumed in the fiery ruins” of his own making.(69)
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The Occult History Of The Third Reich - The Enigma Of The Swastika
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Occult History of the Third Reich
The Ahnenerbe was a scientific institute in the Third Reich dedicated to research the archaeological and cultural history of the Aryan Race.
Founded on July 1, 1935, by Heinrich Himmler, Herman Wirth, and Richard Walther Darré, the Ahnenerbe later conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to prove that Aryan Nordic populations had once ruled the world.
Its name came from an obscure German word, ‘Ahnenerbe‘, meaning “inherited from the forefathers.”
The official mission of the Ahnenerbe was to find new evidence of the racial superiority of the Germanic people through historical, anthropological, and archaeological research.
Formally, the group was called the Studiengesellschaft für Geistesurgeschichte‚ Deutsches Ahnenerbe – ‘Study Society for Primordial Intellectual history, German Ancestral Heritage’, but it was renamed in 1937 as the Forschungs- und Lehrgemeinschaft das Ahnenerbe – (Research and Teaching Community of the Ancestral Heritage).
Many of their interests extended beyond science into occultism.
This led to German scientists travelling around the world in search of Atlantis and the Holy Grail, and it is reported that the Ahnenerbe sought “portals” to God.
Growing out of the Ahnenerbe-SS, the Thule Gesellschaft and the general Nazi interest in the occult, was ‘Karotechia’ (see below) – a secret organization dedicated to the research and use of occult forces for the Third Reich.
Hermann Wirth (see left) was a Dutch historian obsessed with Atlantean mythology, and Richard Walter Darré (see right) was the creator of National Socialist ‘Blut und Boden’ (blood and soil) ideology, and was head of the Race and Settlement Office).
BLUT UND BODEN
Blut und Boden refers to an ideology that focuses on ethnicity based on two factors, descent (Blood of a Volk) and Heimat (Homeland – Soil).
It celebrates the relationship of a people to the land they occupy and cultivate, and it places a high value on the virtues of rural living.
The German expression was coined in the late 19th century, in tracts espousing racialism and national romanticism.
It produced a regionalist literature, with some social criticism.
This romantic attachment was widespread prior to the rise of National Socialism.
Ultranationalists, predating National Socialism, often supported ‘country living’ as more healthy, with the ‘Artaman League‘ sending urban children to the countryside to work in part in hopes of transforming them into ‘Wehrbaueren‘ (Soldier-farmers).
Richard Walther Darré popularized the phrase at the time of the rise of National Socialism in Germany; he wrote a book called ‘Neuadel aus Blut und Boden’ (A New Aristocracy Based On Blood And Soil) in 1930, which proposed a systemic eugenics program, arguing for breeding as a cure-all for all the problems plaguing the state.
Darré was an influential member of the National Socialist party, and a noted race theorist who assisted the party greatly in gaining support among common Germans outside the cities.
Prior to their ascension to power, the National Socialists called for a return from the cities to the countryside.
This agrarian sentiment allowed opposition to both the middle class and the aristocracy, and presented the farmer as a superior figure beside the moral swamp of the city.
The doctrine not only called for a “back to the land” approach and re-adoption of rural values; it held that German land was bound, perhaps mystically, to German blood.
Peasants were the Völkisch cultural heroes, who held charge of German racial stock and German history — as when a memorial of a medieval peasant uprising was the occasion for a speech by Darré praising them as force and purifier of German history.
This would also lead them to understand the natural order better, and in the end, only the man who worked the land really possessed it.
It contributed to the National Socialist ideal of a woman: a sturdy peasant, who worked the land and bore strong children, contributing to praise for athletic women tanned by outdoor work.
That country women gave birth to more children than city ones also was a factor in the support.
It was also argued that a people would develop laws appropriate to its “blood and soil” because authenticity required loyalty to the Volk over abstract universals.
The SS and the Ahnenerbe, under Heinrich Himmler, in general supported and encouraged the ‘Blut und Boden’ ideology.
ORIGINS of the AHNENERBE
There is some evidence that the Ahnenerbe existed as early as 1928, when Wirth established the “Hermann Wirth Society” for teaching and spreading his theories.
Another candidate for precursor of the Ahnenerbe was a research institute for “spiritual prehistory” created by the German state of Mecklenburg in 1932, when the state was governed by the NSDAP.
Formally, the group was called ‘Studiengesellschaft für Geistesurgeschichte‚ Deutsches Ahnenerbe e.V.’ (“Study society for primordial intellectual history, German Ancestral Heritage, registered society”), and was renamed in 1937, as ‘Forschungs- und Lehrgemeinschaft das Ahnenerbe e.V.’ (“Research and Teaching Community the Ancestral Heritage, registered society”).
The emblem chosen for the Ahnenerbe was the ‘Irminsul’ (see left below).
Irmin was an aspect, Avatar or epithet of Wodan (Odin).
Irmin might also have been an epithet of the god Ziu (Tyr) in early Germanic times, only later transferred to Odin.
The Old Norse form of Irmin is Jörmunr, which just like Yggr was one of the names of Odin.
Yggdrasil (“Yggr’s horse”) was the yew or ash tree from which Odin sacrificed himself, and which connected the nine worlds. Jakob Grimm connects the name Irmin with Old Norse terms like iörmungrund (“great ground”, i.e. the Earth) or iörmungandr (“great snake”, i.e. the Midgard serpent).
It is thus often conjectured that the Irminsul was a ‘World Tree’, the equivalent of ‘Yggdrasil’ among the Saxon tribes of Germany.
The linguistic connection between Irmin- and iörmun/jörmun- is generally accepted, but the terms simply mean “great/mighty” or “rising high”.
It is easy to see how “The great one” or “The exalted one” could become a by-name of Odin, and become known as “great pillar” instead of “Irmin’s pillar” or “Odin’s pillar”.
The Ahnenerbe was created as a registered club as a private and non-profit organization. Funding for the Ahnenerbe primarily came through Darré and his position within the German Ministry of Agriculture, but this association ended around 1936, leaving Himmler in total control of the Ahnenerbe.
The Ahnenerbe was not incorporated into the SS until April 1940, though even before this, all but one member of the academic staff of the Ahnenerbe were at least honorary members of the SS, and many held significant rank.
Wolfram Sievers was Reichsgeschäftsführer, or Reich Manager, of the Ahnenerbe from 1935, and held the rank of SS-Obersturmführer since 1937, rising to the rank of SS-Standartenführer by the end of the war.
There was an obvious link between the SS and the Ahnenerbe long before it became official in 1940.
Wolfram Sievers (see right) was appointed Reichsgeschäftsführer, or General Secretary, of the Ahnenerbe, by Himmler.
Sievers was born in 1905 in Hildesheim in the Province of Hanover (now in Lower Saxony), the son of a Protestant church musician.
It is reported that he was musically gifted, that he played the harpsichord, organ, and piano, and loved German baroque music.
He was expelled from school for being active in the Deutschvölkischer Schutz und Trutzbund, and went on to study history, philosophy, and religious studies at Stuttgart’s Technical University.
A member of the Bündische Jugend, (Youth League) he became active in the Artamanen-Gesellschaft (“Artaman League”), a nationalist ‘back-to-the-land’ movement.
Sievers joined the NSDAP in 1929.
In 1933 he headed the Externsteine-Stiftung (“Externsteine Foundation”), which had been founded by Heinrich Himmler to study the Externsteine in the Teutoburger Wald.
In 1935, having joined the SS that year, Sievers was appointed Reichsgeschäftsführer, or General Secretary, of the Ahnenerbe, by Himmler.
He was the actual director of Ahnenerbe operations, and was to rise to the rank of SS-Standartenführer by the end of the war.
On February 1 of that year, Dr. Walther Wüst (see left) was appointed the president of the Ahnenerbe.
Wüst was an expert on India and a dean at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, working on the side as a Vertrauensmann for the SS Security Service.
Referred to as “The Orientalist” by Sievers, Wüst had been recruited by him in May 1936 because of his ability to simplify science for the common man.
After being appointed president, Wüst began improving the Ahnenerbe: moving the office to a new headquarters that had cost 300,000 Reichsmark, in the Dahlem neighborhood of Berlin.
He also worked to limit the influence of “those he deemed scholarly upstarts,” which included cutting communication with the RuSHA office of Karl Maria Wiligut (see left).
The organization was incorporated into the larger SS in January 1939.
The Ahnenerbe had several different institutions or sections for its departments of research.
Most of these were archeological but others included the Pflegestätte für Wetterkunde (Meteorology Section) headed by Obersturmführer Dr. Hans Robert Scultetus, founded on the basis that Hans Hörbiger’s “Welteislehre” could be used to provide accurate long-range weather forecasts, and a section devoted to
musicology, whose aim was to determine “the essence” of German music.
It recorded folk music in expeditions to Finland and the Faroe Islands, from ethnic Germans of the occupied territories, and in South Tyrol.
The section made sound recordings, transcribed manuscripts and songbooks, and photographed and filmed instrument use and folk dances.
The lur, a Bronze Age musical instrument, became central to this research, which concluded that Germanic consonance was in direct conflict to Jewish atonalism.
The Ahnenerbe was part of Himmler’s greater plan for the systematic creation of a “Germanic” culture that would replace Christianity in the Greater Germany to exist after the war, a kind of SS-religion that would form the basis of the new world order.
This new culture would be based on the völkisch beliefs of the NSDAP, and it was the role of the Ahnenerbe to marshal scientific research in an interdisciplinary program to support the “development of the Germanic heritage“.
Management & Finance of the Ahnenerbe
Himmler himself served as the “chairman of the Kuratorium” of the Ahnenerbe, and held the real power within the Ahnenerbe.
As Reich Manager of the Ahnenerbe, Wolfram Sievers was responsible for all administrative tasks, with day-to-day business matters handled by the deputy “Kurator” Dr. Herrman Reischle. Professor Walter Wüst joined the Ahnenerbe in 1937 and, as trustee and “Kurator” of the organization, replaced Hermann Wirth as its intellectual leader.
Wüst had been dean of the University of Munich, and his presence brought a number of reputable academics into the Ahnenerbe.
The Ahnenerbe was funded by the Ahnenerbe-Stiftung, the German Forschungsgemeinschaft, member fees, and “from funds of the Reich and from contributions of industry” (including a group of financiers called the Circle of Friends led by Wilhelm Keppler).
The budget of the Ahnenerbe was as much as over one million German marks (400,000 American dollars).
Besides financial support, enlistment in the Ahnenerbe was attractive as it placed scholars in the academic elite of Nazi Germany, gaining them the patronage of the Reichsführer-SS himself.
A central function of the Ahnenerbe was the publication of materials as part of the effort to investigate and “revive” Germanic traditions.
Before the war, the Ahnenerbe set up its own publishing house in the academic suburb Berlin-Dahlem, and went on to produce a monthly magazine (‘Germanien’), two journals on genealogy (‘Zeitschrift für Namenforschung’ and ‘Das Sippenzeichen’), and countless monographs.
The Ahnenerbe had fifty different research branches, named “Institutes”, which carried out more than one hundred extensive research projects.
Some of the institutes, particularly those responsible for Tibetan research and archaeological expeditions, could be quite large, but most made do with less than a dozen personnel.
Linguistic study was at the forefront of Ahnenerbe activity, and the Ahnenerbe was the first institute to be established to specialize in the study of Norse runes (the symbol of the Ahnenerbe was the life rune).
This institute was under the command of Hermann Wirth (see left) until he left the Ahnenerbe in 1937.
In 1936, Wirth’s successor, Professor Wüst, headed up another institute for broader research in linguistics, where great attention was paid to Sanskrit (Wüst’s area-of-expertise) and the connection of the language to the Aryans.
Runes are equivalent to the Roman, Greek, Cyrillic, or Hebrew alphabets. But they are much more than an alphabet. “Rune” means “secret”, “mystery”, or “hidden”, and is related to the German raunen, meaning “to whisper”, and the Irish run, meaning “a secret.”
The Ahnenerbe had an Institute to study the Eddas (considered by Himmler a sacred text) and Iceland itself (see right), which the Ahnenerbe considered something of a holy land, like Tibet.
Based on the ariosophical beliefs like those that gave rise to the Thule Gesellschaft, the Ahnenerbe saw Iceland as the last surviving connection with Thule, the mystical homeland of the pure Germanic race of prehistory.
The Eddas contained secret knowledge for the Ahnenerbe, keys by which they could unlock their ancestral heritage.
Besides study of the Eddas, the Ahnenerbe also wanted to study Icelandic artefacts, and, as they had in Tibet, perform “the recording of human images“, using calipers to measure facial dimensions based on ethnological science.
The Ahnenerbe succeeded in sending a mission to Iceland in 1938.
On orders from Himmler himself, the expedition was to search for a hof, a place of worship of Norse gods such as Thor and Odin.
The Ahnenerbe also had a department to research the ‘Welteislehre’ (World Ice Theory) of Hans Hörbiger (see right), under the command of Dr. Hans Robert Scultetus.
This theory was based on the Blavatsky thesis that there had been several moons in the past, that the approach of these moons results in a polar shift and a cataclysmic Ice Age, which are responsible for the fall and rise of the various root-races of Theosophy.
According to the theory, the world itself was created when a giant chunk of ice collided with the sun.
Hörbiger died in 1931, but his theory was adopted by some Theosophists, who used it to prove the existence of Andean civilization with parallels to Atlantis and Thule (this may have been part of the reason behind Ahnenerbe expeditions to South America), and by Himmler and the Ahnenerbe, as “our Nordic ancestors grew strong amidst the ice and snow, and this is why a belief in a world of ice is the natural heritage of Nordic men”.
The Ahnenerbe were most concerned with practical applications of the ‘World Ice Theory’ focused on meteorology, vital to military operations.
Scultetus sent Edmund Kiß, a German playwright well-known for his novels on Atlantis, to Abyssinia to find evidence to support the ‘World Ice Theory’.
German rocketry may have even been delayed because of fears based on Hörbiger’s theory that a rocket released into space would initiate a global catastrophe.
The Institut für Germanistik Archäologie – (Institute for Germanic Archaeology) was created in 1938.
Himmler saw the potential of archaeology as a political tool.
He needed archaeology to provide an identity for the SS, but Himmler also believed that archaeology had a certainreligious content.
There were excavations; there were myths and legends, a feeling of superiority.
He believed by drawing on the power of prehistory one would achieve success in the present day.
Archaeological excavations were conducted in Germany at Paderborn, Detmold, Haithabu, and at Externsteine (see left).
Haithabu, which is still recognized by archaeologists as an important site for medieval Norse artifacts, is in an area of northern Germany near the Danish border, and is very close to Detmold and Externsteine, the site of a much-reputed Aryan temple and which some legends connected with Yggdrasil, the “World-Ash” (see right) of Norse mythology.
Externsteine is also close to Paderborn and Wewelsburg, and the entire sites compromised for the Ahnenerbe a mythological heartland where the Saxons resisted the Romans and their heirs, the Franks of Charlemagne.
The area was also sympathetic to the ideology of the Ahnenerbe, as Detmold was one of the first German states to elect an NSDAP government, and Paderborn and Wewelsburg were strongholds of Prussian beliefs.
During the war, archaeological expeditions were sent to Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Poland, and Rumania with the collaboration of local authorities.
The Ahnenerbe also conducted similar operations in occupied Russia and North Africa.
They were also very active in the Far East, mostly in Tibet (see below), but the Ahnenerbe did send an expedition to Kafiristan.
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Himmler deployed Special Unit H to discover any traces of old Germanic magic that survived the witch-hunts, while Archive Department 7 administered book stocks, archived the confiscated materials, and then assessed their value.
Special Unit H would eventually aquire more than 140,000 books on the subject of the occult from libraries across Europe, and among the manuscripts they found was a copy of von Juntzt´s ‘Unaussprechlichen Kulten’ and a version of the ‘Necronomicon’ written in ancient Gothic.
These books told of a race much older than mankind: the ‘Ancient Ones’.
The Geheimnisvolle Korps (Occult Corps) was soon established as the Paranormal Division of SS-Hauptsturmführer Wolfram Sievers’ Ancestral Inheritence Office (Ahnenerbe).
The Occult Corps incorporated into one organization the Thule Society, the Vril Society and the German branch of Crowley’s OTO.
Despite her Slavic blood, Madame Helena Blavatsky’s granddaughter Marianna Blavatsky was then recruited. (Allegedly the Ahnernerbe traced the Blavatsky roots back to the Rhos – Scandanavian Vikings that had come into contact with the Slavs in 860 A.D.)
From Archive Department 7’s stolen texts Marianna learned that violence begot a form of orgone energywhich, if properly seized, could be forged into magical effects.
Orgone energy is a hypothetical universal life force originally proposed in the 1930s by Wilhelm Reich. In its final conception, Orgone was conceived as the anti-entropic principle of the universe, a creative substratum in all of nature comparable to the Odic force of Carl Reichenbach and Henri Bergson’s élan vital. Orgone was seen as a massless, omnipresent substance, similar to luminiferous aether, but more closely associated withliving energy than inert matter. It could coalesce to create organization on all scales, from the smallest microscopic units – called bions – to macroscopic structures like organisms, clouds, or even galaxies.
Many died to help Marianna and her Meta-Psychic Operatives in the Bio-Energy/Psi-Enhancement Division better understand and control the new “blood magic” they had discovered.
Now under the direction of the ‘SS Paranormal Division’, Special Unit H continued to comb German-occupied territories in search of more arcane knowledge and magical artifacts. Archaeological expeditions were sent to the bottom of the Baltic Sea hoping to find some lost artifacts or magical items of Ultima Thule.
The Spear of Destiny, the weapon that was allegedly used to pierce the side of Jesus while he was nailed to the cross, was brought from Vienna in 1938, but early attempts to recover the Ark of the Covenant in 1936 and the Holy Grail in 1938, however, were less successful.
The original base of operations for the Occult Corps was the Wewelsburgin Westphalia, which Himmler bought as a ruin and rebuilt over the next 11 years at a cost of 13 million marks.
The central banqueting hall contained a vast round table with throne-like seats to accommodate Himmler and 12 of his favorite officers, making his modern-day “Order of the Black Knights” – a covenant of 13.
Beneath the Wewelsburg was the Halle der Toten (Hall of the Dead), where plinths stood around a stone table and the covenant could practice their occult magic in secret.
The roots of the Karotechia are deep and varied.
When the unit was officially created within the Ahnenerbe in 1939, it drew its members from within the Ahnenerbe, the disbanded Thule Gesellschaft, and a little known section of Archive Department VII of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA, Reich Security Central Office) called Sonderkommando-H.
Created in 1935 under direct orders from Heinrich Himmler, Sonderkommando-H (for Hexen, German for witches) collected records of the Catholic Inquisition against witchcraft from libraries in Germany and Austria.
These records were collated into the Hexenkartothek, a catalog of over 33,000 index cards, each providing the details of a victim of the witch trials.
While most of the Hexenkartothek concentrated on witch trials in Germany, Sonderkommando-H researched cases from as far away as India and Mexico.
The research of Sonderkommando-H was meant to provide propaganda that would justify an SS crackdown on the Catholic Church, as well as discover the ancient Germanic religion that Himmler believed had been eradicated by the Inquisition.
The SS officers that collected the Hexenkartothek came to informally refer to themselves as the “Kartothekia,” and what they discovered were arcane formulae and necromantic rituals.
Enough was learned by Sonderkommando-H to create what some one hundred and fifty known witches, warlocks, and alchemists termed “the resuscitating of ye vital saylts.”
This formula, it has been claimed, was first successfully put to effect by SS-Hauptscharführer Dieter Scheel when his team resurrected 17th century sorceror Jurgen Tess.
It was this incident that created a new department within the Ahnenerbe to exploit the occult in service to the Reich: the Karotechia (Card filers).
Occult research had been conducted by various arms of the SS for quite some time before the creation of the Karotechia.
In the Ahnenerbe, the Abteilung zur Überprüfung der Sogenannten Geheimwissenschaften (literally, Department for the Examination of Secret Sciences) had analysed the occult since 1933.
Also since 1933, Karl Maria Wiligut and his ‘Department for Pre and Early History’ had been Himmler’s premier occultist, a position that was undermined soon after the creation of the Karotechia.
Suitable members of these organizations were drawn to the Karotechia, as were former members of the Thule Gesellschaft and scholars from regimes allied to Germany and occupied countries.
More so than any other group researching the paranormal for their government during the Second World War, the Karotechia sought to exploit the occult to its fullest.
With the full backing of the SS and the Third Reich, they searched the libraries and museums of Europe for arcane power.
No avenue of study was left unexplored.
The Karotechia was shielded from inquiry within and without by direct patronage of Himmler, who passed certain information on to Hitler.
Members of the Karotechia were known by their initials in SS documents, and by their rune-names in internal correspondence, the names given upon induction into the unit.
They were identified by the Sonnenrad runes worn on the lapels of their black Allgemeine-SS uniforms.
This insignia and the men that wore it were equally feared and respected throughout the SS.
The Karotechia never had a central headquarters, as each project maintained its own base of operations, reporting directly to Himmler.
When the Karotechia was required to perform some ancient Germanic ritual for Himmler, they were called to the SS-order castle at Wewelsburg.
However, the isolation and provincial boredom of the place meant that the Karotechia officers preferred to conduct their operations elsewhere.
This also allowed them to operate with great independence.
Never as successful as their reputation belied, the Karotechia did score a number impressive victories during the war.
In particular was the discovery of a Gothic version of the supposedly fictitious ‘Necronomicon’ (‘Al Azif’) in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, in Paris, in the spring of 1944, which opened up several new projects to exploit its potential.
Most of these projects ended in failure, causing great destruction, such as the incident at Burg Hohnstein near Nordhausen (often erroneously refered to as Naudabaum) in early 1945, where seven Karotechia officers and seventy-three support personnel were killed, and the castle destroyed during an abortive attempt to summon an extraterrestrial being called Azathoth.
Burg Hohnstein is a one of the largest and best-preserved castle ruins in Germany and is located near Neustadt in the vicinity of Nordhausen in Thuringia. The castle is located on a high, rocky spur which today is covered in woods, about 1 km northeast of the village of Neustadt on the southern edge of the Harz mountains.
This disaster lead to the final Karotechia operation of the war: ‘Aktion Götterdämmerung’, the attempt by the Karotechia to re-enact the Nordhausen disaster without aborting the sequence to summon Azathoth.
‘Aktion Götterdämmerung’, however, failed.
Azathoth is the god of magic, arcane knowledge, balance, and foresight.
He is known as the ‘Uncaring’, the ‘Lord of All Magic’, and the ‘Archmage of the Deities’.
All times and places are open to him, and he has visited many alternate realities and planes unknown to the wisest of sages, places even the Elder Evils avoid.
His symbol is an eye in a pentagram or the arcane triad; usually this is worn as an amulet.
Azathoth is usually portrayed as a middle aged man with white hair who wears purple robes decorated with golden runes.
He is described as carrying the very first staff of the magi with him at all times.
In addition, he knows every spell ever created and can travel to any time and dimension.
He is the possessor of the only magical library that contains a copy of every potion, spell, and magic item in existence.
Azathoth is honored with magical research and experimentation, with the burning of incense, the reading from books of arcane lore.
Each creation of a new spell or magic item is celebrated (usually once a year, in the holiday known as Great Discovery).
High-level followers of Azathoth make pilgrimages to other planes of existence.
Prayers to Azathoth utilize florid and elaborate language, signifying great erudition, labored formality, and a robust vocabulary.
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The Third Reich CULT 25 Dec 2016 09:36 #7
Raumflug and Aliens
After a crashed spacecraft was discovered in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald), near Freiburg in 1936, the Occult Corps built the Institute for Science and Mysticism (Das Institut für Wissenschaft und Mystizismus), also known as “Walhalla” which was designated an ‘X Lab, to examine the wreck.
In fact, the Institute’s “X-Labs” acquired so much science and technology far beyond mankind’s current knowledge base that soon various X-Labs were constructed in several other locations throughout Germany as well, including Castle Erlangen, Castle Heidenheim, Castle Höllenhammer, Castle Naudabaum, Castle Nuremburg, Castle Wolfenstein.
The crashed spacecraft was significant bcause the Vril Society, which had been incorprated into the Ahnenerbe believed that Aryans were a creation of the Black Sun – which is a form of Swastika, and had originated close to the Pliades, from a planet orbiting the star الدبران Aldaberan (which translates literally as “the follower” presumably because this bright star appears to follow the
Pleiades, or “Seven Sisters” star cluster in the night sky).
The upshot of this belief was that the Aryans were originally aliens.
And this information came from Maria Orsitsch (see right), in cooperation with the occultist Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorf, the Gurdjeff disciple Karl Haushofer, the engineer and ace pilot Lothar Waiz, Prelate Gernot of the secret “Societas Templi Marcioni” (The Inheritors of the Knights Templar
Maria Orsitsch was born in Vienna.
Her father was a Croatian and her mother was a German from Vienna.
Maria Orsitsch was the head of the Alldeutsche Gesellschaft für Metaphysik (The All German Society for Metaphysics) founded in the early 20th century as a female circle of mediums who were involved in extraterrestrial telepathic contact.
The society was later renamed the ‘Society of Vrilerinnen Women’.
In 1917 Maria Orsitsch is said to have made contact with extraterrestrials from Aldebaran with her female Vril circle.
In December 1919 a small circle of persons from the Thule Gesellschaft, the Vril Society and the DHvSS – Die Herren vom Schwarzen Stein met in a specially rented forester’s lodge near Berchtesgaden, close to the home of Dietrich Eckart.
They were accompanied by the medium Maria Orsic and another medium only known as Sigrun. Maria had mediumistically received transmission in a secret Templar script – a language unknown to her – with the technical data for the construction of a flying machine.
According to Vril documents these telepathic messages also came from the solar system Aldebaran, which is sixty-four light-years away in the constellation Taurus.
The Vril Society not only taught concentration exercises designed to awaken the forces of Vril, their main goal was to achieve Raumflug (Spaceflight) (see left), and the creation of a ‘Jenseitsflugmaschine’ to reach Aldebaran.
To achieve this, the Vril Society, the Thule Gesellschaft and the DHvSS Die Herren des schwarzen Steins were incorperated into the SS Ahnenerbe as part of an ambitious program to develop an inter-dimensional flight machine based on psychic revelations from the Aldebaran aliens.
During this early phase of alternative science Dr. W. O. Schumann (see right) of the Technical University in Munich, both a Thule and a Vril member, made a speech, a section of which is reproduced here:
‘In everything we recognize two principles that determine events: light and darkness, good and evil, creation and destruction – as in electricity we have positive and negative. It is always either/or.
These two principles – the creative and the destructive – also determine our technical means…
Everything destructive is of Satanic origin, everything creative is divine… Every technology based upon explosion or combustion has thus to be called Satanic. The coming new age will be an age of a new, positive, divine technology…’
(from the German SS secret archives).
At the same time the scientist Viktor Schauberger (see right) worked on a similar project.
Johannes Kepler (see left), whose ideas Schauberger followed, had knowledge of the secret teachings of Pythagoras that had been adopted and kept secret by the Knights Templar.
It was the knowledge of implosion (in this case the utilization of the potential of the inner worlds in the outer world).
Hitler knew – as did the Thule and Vril people – that the divine principle was always constructive.
A technology that is based on explosion, however, and is therefore destructive runs against the divine principle.
Thus they wanted to create a technology based on implosion.
Schauberger’s theory of oscillation (principle of the overtone sequence, the monochord) takes up the knowledge of implosion.
To put it simply: implosion instead of explosion.
Following the energy paths of the monochord and implosion technology one reaches the realm of antimatter and thus the cancellation of gravity.
The Third Reich CULT 25 Dec 2016 10:28 #8
A significant amount of Ahnenerbe research involved Tibet, and was carried out by the Sven Hedin Institute for Inner Asian Research.
The institute was named for the famous Swedish explorer whose memoirs ‘My Life As An Explorer’ were popular worldwide for their tales of Hedin’s travels throughout Tibet.
Hedin’s descriptions of hidden cities deep within the Himalayas were as much a source for Nazi interest in Tibet as Blavatsky’s theosophical vision of the East.
Though never an official member of the Ahnenerbe (the old explorer was in his seventies during the war), Hedin corresponded with the organization and was present when the Institute for Inner Asian Research was formally established in Munich on January 1943.
Hedin’s closest contact in the Ahnenerbe was Ernst Schäfer, who commanded the Institute for Inner Asian Research and was eventually responsible for all scientific projects within the Ahnenerbe.
Under the influence of Haushofer and the Thule Society, the Ahnenerbe sent annual expeditions to Tibet from 1926 to 1943.
Their mission was first to find and then to maintain contact with the Aryan forefathers in Shambhala and Agharti, hidden subterranean cities beneath the Himalayas.
Adepts there were the guardians of secret occult powers, especially vril, and the missions sought their aid in harnessing those powers for creating an Aryan master race.
Shambhala, however, refused any assistance, but Agharti agreed.
Subsequently, from 1929, groups of Tibetans came to Germany and started lodges known as the Society of Green Men.
In connection with the Green Dragon Society in Japan, through the intermediary of Haushofer, they supposedly helped the Nazi cause with their occult powers. Himmler was attracted to these groups of Tibetan-Agharti adepts and as a result encouraged the study of Eastern Occultism within the SS.
In 1937, Himmler decided he could increase the Ahnenerbe’s visibility by sending a large scale expedition to Tibet under the leadership of Ernst Schäfer.
There were rumors of secret tasks that included the SS making overtures to the Reting Regent to lay the groundwork for a German invasion of India through Tibet.
Tibet expedition was also involved in “geophysical” research to prove the Hanns Hörbiger’s “World Ice Theory”, which may have included the search for fossilized remains of “giants” as part of the cosmology of the theory.
The final inventory from the expedition included 20,000 black-and-white photographs, 2,000 colour photographs, 17 head casts and the measurements of 376 people, as well as having sent back specimens of three breeds of Tibetan dogs, rare feline species, wolves, badgers, foxes, animal and bird skins, and the seeds for 1,600 types of barley, 700 varieties of wheat, 700 varieties of oats and hundreds of other types of seeds. In addition, the team had been given a Tibetan mastiff, a gold coin and the robe of a lama (believed by Schäfer to have been worn by the Dalai Lama) to be gifted to Adolf Hitler.
Another interesting acquisition of the expedition was the 108-volume sacred document of the Tibetans, the ‘Kangschur’.
Schäfer arrived in Munich on August 4, 1939, and was greeted personally by Himmler, who presented him with the SS skull ring and dagger of honour.
Because of the war, Schäfer’s writings about the trip were not published until 1950, under the title ‘Festival of the White Gauze Scarves: A research expedition through Tibet to Lhasa, the holy city of the god realm’.
The idea of a fabulous and mysterious homeland of the Aryan people, lying hidden somewhere in the far northern latitudes had a rich provenance not only in the tradition of Western occultism, but also in the burgeoning science of anthropology.
(Indeed, the very concept of an Aryan Race owed its existence as much to philology as any other branch of enquiry.)
The German Romantics were greatly attracted to Oriental philosophy and mysticism, in particular the Zend-Avesta, the sacred text of the ancient Persians.
Thinkers of the calibre of Goethe, Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner found in the Orient a system of philosophy and historiography that allowed them to abandon the unsatisfactory world view of Judeo- Christianity.
Allied with this admiration for the Orient was a rediscovery of the German Volk, the pre-Christian Teutonic tribes whose descendants, the Goths, had brought about the final destruction of the decadent Roman Empire.
The problem faced by the German Romantics was how to forge a historical connection between themselves and the Orient, which they considered to be the cradle of humanity and the origin of the highest human ideals.
Instrumental in the forging of this link was the classical scholar Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829), who attempted to establish a historical and cultural contact between the Indians and the Scandinavians through which the Scandinavian languages could have been influenced by the Indian. Schlegel solved this problem by stating that the ancient Aryans had travelled to the far north, as a result of their veneration for the sacred mountain, Meru, which they believed to constitute the spiritual centre of the world.
It was actually Schlegel who coined the term Aryan in 1819, to denote a distinct racial group.
Schlegel took the word Aryan, which had already been derived from the ancient Greek historian Herodotus.
At that point, the word Aryan came to denote the highest, purest and most honourable racial group.
This historical scheme was added to by other thinkers such as Christian Lassen, who stated that the Indo- Germans were inherently biologically superior to the Semites.
According to the historian Leon Poliakov, by 1860 cultivated Europeans had come to accept that there was a fundamental division between Aryans and Semites.
In this scheme, Nordic Europeans were of the Aryan Race, an this race had come from the high plateaus of Asia (hence the Ahnenerbe’s interest in Tibet – see above).
There had dwelt together the ancestors of the Indians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Germans, and Celts, before setting off to populate Europe.
The Polar Paradise
In the desire to rediscover the ultimate mythical and cultural roots of the master race, the Ahnenerbe turned away from the heat of the biblical Mesopotamian Eden, and looked instead to the cool and pristine fastness of the Far North.
The eighteenth-century polymath Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793) had already done much of the groundwork for a radical re-interpretation of humanity’s origin with his highly original combination of Eastern mysticism and astronomy.
According to Bailly, the ancient cultures of Egypt and Chaldea, and India were actually the heirs of a far older body of knowledge, possessed in the distant past by a long-lost superior culture living in the antediluvian North.
Bailly believed that it was this ancient culture that invented the zodiac in around 4600 BC.
Members of this civilisation had then moved from northern Asia to India.
For Bailly, this assertion was supported by the similarity of certain legends in later cultures living far from each other: for example, the legend of the Phoenix, which is found both in Egypt and in the Scandinavian Eddas.
Bailly equated the details of the Phoenix’s death and rebirth with the annual disappearance of the Sun for 65 days at 71Â° North latitude.
He went on to compare the Phoenix with the Roman god Janus, the god of time, who is represented with the number 300 in his right hand, and the number 65 in his left (corresponding, of course, with the 300 days of daylight and 65 days of darkness each year in the far northern latitudes).
Bailly thus concluded that Janus was actually a northern god, who had moved south with his original worshippers in the distant past.
In support of his theory, Bailly also cited the legend of Adonis, who was required by Jupiter to spend one third of each year on Mount Olympus, one third with Venus and one third in Hades with Persephone.
Bailly connected this legend with conditions in the geographical area at 79° North latitude, where the Sun disappears for four months (one third) of the year.
To Bailly, this strongly suggested the preservation of the ancient knowledge of a Nordic civilisation, which had been encoded in numerous legends passed down to subsequent cultures.
Researchers at the Ahnenerbe speculated that the date for the first appearance of the Aryans in the polar regions at 25,628 BC, was during the Interglacial Age.
The Aryans were forced to leave their homeland as the environment grew steadily colder and more hostile.
The advent of the Ice Age that scattered the Aryans from their pleasant homeland was just one of a number of global catastrophes that proved the downfall of at least three other ancient civilisations: Atlantis, Lemuria and the culture occupying what is now the Gobi Desert.
From that point the Aryan tradition influenced the great civilisations of Egypt, Sumer and Babylon.
From Hyperborea to Atlantis
The great Russian occultist Helena Blavatsky, had considerable information to divulge on the nature of the lost civilisations whose philosophy and knowledge were passed down, in frequently garbled form, to the great civilisations of the Middle and Far East.
According to Blavatsky, who had consulted a fantastically old document entitled the ‘Stanzas of Dzyan’ while in Tibet, our remote ancestors occupied a number of lost continents, the first of which she describes as ‘The Imperishable Sacred Land’, an eternal place unencumbered by the sometimes violent fates reserved for other continents, that was the home of the first human and also of ‘the last divine mortals’.
The Second Continent was Hyperborea, the land which stretched out its promontories southward and westward from the North Pole to receive the Second Race, and comprised the whole of what is now known as Northern Asia.
The ‘Second Race’ refers to one of the Root Races.
‘The land of the Hyperboreans, the country that extended beyond Boreas, the frozen-hearted god of snows and hurricanes, who loved to slumber heavily on the chain of Mount Riphaeus, was neither an ideal country, as surmised by the mythologists, nor yet a land in the neighbourhood of Scythia and the Danube. It was a real continent, a bond-fide land which knew no winter in those early days, nor have its remains more than one night and day during the year, even now. The nocturnal shadows never fall upon it, said the Greeks; for it is the land of the Gods, the favourite abode of Apollo, the god of light, and its inhabitants are his beloved priests and servants. This may be regarded as poetised fiction now; but it was poetised truth then.’
The Third Continent was Lemuria (so called by the zoologist P. L. Sclater in reference to a hypothetical sunken continent extending from Madagascar to Sri Lanka and Sumatra).
The Fourth Continent was Atlantis.
‘It would be the first historical land, were the traditions of the ancients to receive more attention than they have hitherto. The famous island of Plato of that name was but a fragment of this great Continent.‘
In her description of the Fifth Continent, Blavatsky evokes images of cataclysmic seismic shifts in the land mass of the Earth:
The Fifth Continent is Europe and Asia Minor.
The ‘Secret Doctrine’ takes no account of islands and peninsulas, nor does it follow the modern geographical distribution of land and sea.
Since the day of its earliest teachings and the destruction of the great Atlantis, the face of the earth has changed more than once.
There was a time when the delta of Egypt and Northern Africa belonged to Europe, before the formation of the Straits of Gibraltar, and a further upheaval of the continent, changed entirely the face of the map of Europe.
The last serious change occurred some 12,000 years ago, and was followed by the submersion of Plato’s little Atlantic island, which he calls ‘Atlantis’ after its parent continent.
Blavatsky read in the ‘Stanzas of Dzyan’ that the Earth contained seven great continents, ‘four of which have already lived their day, the fifth still exists, and two are to appear in the future.’
Aside from the Stanzas of Dzyan, Blavatsky drew on a huge number of religious texts, including the Hindu Puranas, which speak of a land called Svita-Dvipa (Hyperborea), or the White Island,
at the centre of which is Mount Meru, the spiritual centre of the world
If we accept the attributes given to Mount Meru in the sacred texts of the Hindus – it must be conceded that the mountain does not exist anywhere on the physical Earth.
This has led Orientalists to speculate that the White Island and Mount Meru are situated in another dimension occupying that same apparent space as Earth, and which is visible (and reachable) to beings possessing a sufficiently advanced spirituality.
The legendary realm of ‘Hyperborea’ also formed a centrepiece in the writings of the French occultist Rene Guenon (1886-1951) who, like Blavatsky, claimed to have received his information from hidden Oriental sources.
Guenon’s Hyperborea is very similar to Blavatsky’s.
Along with the later Atlantean civilisation, Hyperborea was the origin of all religious and spiritual tradition in our own modern world.
Guenon also wrote of Mount Meru, although in symbolic terms.
It seems from his essays on symbology that Guenon did not regard Meru as an actual mountain situated at the North Pole, but rather as a symbol of the earth’s axis that passes through the pole and points to the Arktoi, the constellations of the Great and Little Bears.
At this point, we should pause to consider a question that may have occurred to the reader: assuming the existence of the prehistoric Root Races of humanity, why have none of their remains ever been discovered and excavated by archaeologists and palaeontologists? Apart from the obvious but not particularly satisfactory answer that the vast majority of the Earth’s fossil record has yet to be discovered, it should be remembered that, according to Guenon, Blavatsky and the other Theosophists, the early Earth and its fabulous primordial inhabitants were not solid, corporeal entities, but were composed of a rarefied spiritual substance that only later descended into the material state. It is for this reason that their remains have never been discovered.
It is easy to see how the central tenets of Theosophy – the ancient civilisations, the origins of the Aryan race, and that race’s position of high nobility – were attractive to the German occultists and nationalists, who so hated the modern world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Modernism in general was seen as being largely an urban, sophisticated, Jewish phenomenon, and this included certain aspects of science, technology, the Industrial Revolution, and of course capitalism.
The doctrines of the Theosophists successfully fused science and mysticism, taking Darwin’s theories regarding natural selection, and the survival of the fittest, and applying them to the concept of a spiritual struggle between the races of Earth (resulting in the Aryan race), which was a necessary component in the evolution of the spirit.
It should be remembered that Blavatsky’s works appear to be the result of prodigious scholarship and were extremely convincing.
The rationale behind many later völkisch projects can be traced back – through the writings of von List, von Sebottendorff, and von Liebenfels – to ideas first popularized by Blavatsky.
A caste system of races, the importance of ancient alphabets (notably the runes), the superiority of the Aryans (a white race with its origins in the Himalayas), an version of astrology and astronomy, the cosmic truths coded within pagan myths … all of these and more can be found both in Blavatsky and in National Socialism itself, specifically in the ideology of the SS and the Ahnenerbe.
It was, after all, Blavatsky who pointed out the supreme occult significance of the Hakenkreuz (swastika).
Iceland and Antarctica
It is a matter of historical record that the Ahenerbe mounted expeditions to Iceland, Antarctica and Tibet (for Tibet see above).
The true reasons for these expeditions, however, have been the subject of considerable debate throughout the decades since the end of the war.
The völkisch concept of Thule can be traced to Guido von List, Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels and Rudolf von Sebottendorff, who conceived of it as the ancient homeland of the Aryan race.
The völkisch fascination with the Scandinavian Eddas led von Sebottendorff to conclude that the supposedly long-vanished land of Thule was actually Iceland.
This link with the lost Aryan homeland prompted an intense interest in the possibility of discovering further clues to their remote history, indeed, to their very origin, among the caves and prehistoric monuments of the island.
An organisation called the ‘Nordic Society’ was established at Lubeck by Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1945), the völkisch mystic, philosopher, and editor of the ‘Volkischer Beobachter’.
The society counted among its members representatives from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, who were drawn together in order to defend the Nordic nations against the Soviet, Jewish and Masonic threat.
Rosenberg explained his Thulean mythology in his book ‘Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts’ (The Myth of the Twentieth Century), published in 1930, which was a massive best-seller in Germany.
In the first chapter of the book, Rosenberg explains the basis of his belief in an ancient Aryan homeland in the north:
‘The geologists show us a continent between North America and Europe, whose remains we can see today in Greenland and Iceland. They tell us that islands on the other side of the Far North (Novaia Zemlya) display former tide marks over 100 metres higher than today’s; they make it probable that the North Pole has wandered, and that a much milder climate once reigned in the present Arctic. All this allows the ancient legend of Atlantis to appear in a new light. It seems not impossible that where the waves of the Atlantic Ocean now crash and pull off giant icebergs, once a blooming continent rose out of the water, on which a creative race raised a mighty, wide- ranging culture, and sent its children out into the world as seafarers and warriors. But even if this Atlantean hypothesis is not thought tenable, one has to assume that there was a prehistoric northern center of culture.’
Iceland and the Ahnenerbe
The expeditions were authorised by Heinrich Himmler under the auspices of the Ahnenerbe.
German interest in Antarctic exploration goes back to 1873, when Eduard Dallman mounted an expedition in his steamship Gronland on behalf of the newly founded German Society of Polar Research.
Less than 60 years later, the Swiss explorer Wilhelm Filchner, who had already led an expedition to Tibet in 1903-05, planned to lead two expeditions to Antarctica with the intention of determining if the continent was a single piece of land.
Filchner’s plans called for two ships, one to enter the Weddell Sea and one to enter the Ross Sea.
Two groups would then embark on a land journey and attempt to meet at the centre of the continent.
This plan, however, proved too expensive, and so a single ship, the ‘Deutschland’, was used. The ‘Deutschland’ was a Norwegian ship specifically designed for work in polar regions, and was acquired with the help of Ernest Shackleton, Otto Nordenskjold and Fridtjof Nansen.
The expedition reached the Weddell Sea in December 1911.
Another expedition was mounted in 1925 with the polar expedition ship ‘Meteor’ under the command of Dr Albert Merz.
Prior to World War II German scientists were obsessed with Antarctica.
Far from finding a desolate wasteland covered with ice, the Germans discovered ice-free areas, warm water lakes and cavern systems.
The Germans also got interested in Queen Maud land (or “Neuschwabenland” as referred to by the Germans – Germany was called “Schwabenland” before it was called Germany – so Neuschwabenland means “New Germany”).
Neuschwabenland is dominated by the giant shelf of ice, flowing slowly from King Haakon VII – plateau over the South Pole, down to the ocean.
This area is called “Fenriskjeften” after the mouth of the giant Devil-wolf in Norse mythology. According to this mythology Fenris’ (the wolf) teeth were very sharp, and they would kill all people on Earth during Ragnarok – the end of the world.
Most of the mountains in Fenriskjeften have names with analogies to teeth, or to other parts of the Norse.
The use of wolf symbology is interesting as it touches upon a theme in völkisch symbology which used the wolf as a totem of the hunter: Hitler’s retreat in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria was nicknamed “Wolf’s Lair”, and the tactic used by German U-Boats to defeat convoys during the War was called “Wolfpack.”
Hitler, of course, also used the alias ‘Wolf’ or ‘Herr Wolf’
In the years running up to the Second World War, Germany wanted a foothold in Antarctica, both for the propaganda value of demonstrating the power of the Third Reich and also because of the territory’s strategic significance in the South Atlantic.
On 17 December 1938, an expedition was despatched under the command of Captain Alfred Ritscher to the South Atlantic coast of Antarctica and arrived there on 19 January 1939.
The expedition’s ship was the ‘Schwabenland’, an aircraft carrier that had been used since 1934 for transatlantic mail delivery.
The ‘Schwabenland’, which had been prepared for the expedition in the Hamburg shipyards at a cost of one million Reichsmarks, was equipped with two Dornier seaplanes, the ‘Passat’ and the ‘Boreas’, which were launched from its flight deck by steam catapults and which made fifteen flights over the territory which Norwegian explorers had named ‘Queen Maud Land’.
The aircraft covered approximately 600,000 square kilometres, took more than 11,000 photographs of the ‘Princess Astrid’ and ‘Princess Martha’ coasts of western ‘Queen Maud Land’, and dropped several thousand drop-flags (metal poles with swastikas).
Flag of Neu Schwabenland
The area was claimed for the Third Reich, and was renamed ‘Neu Schwabenland’.
Perhaps the most surprising discovery made by this expedition was a number of large, ice-free areas, containing lakes and sparse vegetation.
The expedition geologists suggested that this might have been due to underground heat sources.
In mid-February 1939, the ‘Schwabenland’ left Antarctica and returned to Hamburg.
The secret expedition had 33 members plus the Schwabenland’s crew of 24.
On 19 January 1939 the ship arrived at the Princess Martha Coast and began charting the region.
German flags were placed on the sea ice along the coast.
Naming the area ‘Neu-Schwabenland’ after the ship, the expedition established a base, and in the following weeks teams walked along the coast recording claim reservations on hills and other significant landmarks.
Seven photographic survey flights were made by the ship’s two Dornier Wal seaplanes named Passat and Boreas.
The Dornier Do J Wal (“whale”) was a twin-engine German flying boat of the 1920s designed by Dornier Flugzeugwerke. The Do J was designated the Do 16 by the Reich Air Ministry (RLM) under its aircraft designation system of 1933.
About a dozen 1.2 meter-long aluminum arrows, with 30 centimeter steel cones and three upper stabilizer wings embossed with swastikas, were air dropped onto the ice at turning points of the flight polygons (these arrows had been tested on the Pasterze glacier in Austria before the expedition).
Eight more flights were made to areas of keen interest, and on these trips some of the photos were taken with colour film.
Altogether they flew over hundreds of thousands of square kilometres, and took more than 16,000 aerial photographs, some of which were published after the war by Ritscher.
On its return trip to Germany the expedition made oceanographic studies near Bouvet Island and Fernando de Noronha, arriving back in Hamburg on 11 April 1939.
Ritscher was surprised at the findings of the expedition, particularly the ice-free areas, and immediately began to plan another journey upon his arrival home.
These plans, however, were apparently abandoned with the outbreak of war.
t has been suggested, however, that the 1938-39 expedition had been to look for a suitable ice-free region on the continent that could be used for a secret base after the war.
There is evidence that throughout the war, the Third Reich sent ships, (an in particular large, cargo carrying submarines), and aircraft to ‘Neu Schwabenland’ with enough equipment and manpower to build massive complexes under the ice, or in well-hidden ice-free areas, and at the close of the war selected scientists and SS troops left Europe and went to Antarctica.
As Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz stated in 1943:
“Germany’s submarine fleet is proud that it created an unassailable fortress for the Führer on the other end of the world.”
Rumours began to circulate that, whilst Germany had been defeated, a selection of military personnel, Hitler Youth and scientists had left the fatherland, as allied troops swept across mainland Europe, and had established themselves at a secret base on the Antarctic continent, from where they continued to develop their advanced aircraft technology.
Furthermore, it is interesting to note that at the end of the war, the allies determined that there were 250,000 Germans unaccounted for – even taking into account casualties and deaths.
In addition, until today more than 100 submarines of the German fleet are missing.
Among those are many of the highly technological XXI class equipped with the so-called ‘Walterschnorkel’, a special designed and coated Schnorkel enabling submarines in combination with their new developed engines to dive for many thousand miles.
A ‘trip’ to the base without recognition becomes more than possible with this technology.
Could Neu Schwabenland have been a permanently manned German base at that time ?
The brackish water of the warm (30 degrees) lakes virtually confirmed that all had an outlet to the sea and would thus have been a haven for U-boats. The two ice-free mountain ranges in Neu Schwabenland presented no worse an underground tunneling project for Organization Todt than anything they had encountered and overcome in Norway, and the Germans were the world’s experts at building and inhabiting underground metropolis.
At the end of the war the United States gave anything concerning Ohrdruf a top secret classification for 100 years upwards. The fact that there had been substantial underground workings there, and Ohrdruf was the location of the last Redoubt, was concealed absolutely. Fortunately for researchers, in 1962 the DDR had taken sworn depositions from all local residents during an investigation into wartime Ohrdruf, and upon the reunification of the two Germanys in 1989, these documents became available to all and sundry at Arnstadt municipal archive.
From the Arnstadt documents it is clear that the Charite Anlage unit operated in a three-story underground bunker with floors 70 by 20 meters.
When working, the device emitted some kind of energy field which shut down all electrical equipment and non-diesel engines within a range of about eight miles.
For this reason, even though Ohrdruf was crawling with SS, it was never photographed from the air nor bombed.
Declassified USAF documents dated early 1945 admit the existence of an unknown energy field over Frankfurt/Main “and other locations” which were able to “interfere with our aircraft engines at 30,000 feet.”
Ohrdruf, rebuilt below Neu Schwabenland during the last two years of the war, would not have been difficult, and since Charite Anlage had the highest priority of anything in the Third Reich, it seems likely that it must have been.
Such a base would have been impregnable, for the suggestion is that the force-field worked in various ways favourable to the occupants.
T H E E N D O F T H E A H N E N E R B E
To avoid Allied bombing, the Ahnenerbe relocated to Waischenfeld in Franconia on August 1943.
There they remained until American forces took the city in April 1945.
The war ended before the Ahnenerbe found another permanent home, and, during the interim period, a great number of documents were destroyed.
Had the Ahnenerbe survived the war, Himmler planned to use its members to staff an SS-University at Leyden in the Netherlands.
Those that survived the war faded back into academia under their own or false names.
The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 07:40 #9
There is both the cult and occult aspects to the Third Recih.
The occult aspect is what is listed in the past few posts.
The cult nature is where there was the Hitler worship and pagan trappings.
The full blown indoctrination of a nation through massive propaganda that is still being posted on this forum to this day.
The Hitler as Messiah with the riding crop.The fawning masses in pics.The spamming videos boosting Adolph,and bringing him up in any thread possible no matter how off topic it is.And on and on it goes.
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The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 08:19 #10
There is both the cult and occult aspects to the Third Recih.
The occult aspect is what is listed in the past few posts.
The cult nature is where there was the Hitler worship and pagan trappings.
The full blown indoctrination of a nation through massive propaganda that is still being posted on this forum to this day.
The Hitler as Messiah with the riding crop.The fawning masses in pics.The spamming videos boosting Adolph,and bringing him up in any thread possible no matter how off topic it is.And on and on it goes.
Agreed, and just to clarify for readers, a cult is a group with admiration and unconditional following of a leader, and a refusal to see any wrong doing within their doctrine, to the cultists, there is no legitimate reason for leaving their cult, if you leave you are bad EG Scientology. They live in a brain washed bubble but will continually argue that it's everyone else who has the issue, not them, and that their leader is the best thing ever. They must always promote the leader.
Occult is about esoteric practises, hidden and mysterious activities, usually secretly trying to engage with the dead, or deities etc....
What we have with the Third Reich is a cult that contains an inner occultist circle. With the cult being the public product of the occult.
Another example of such duality is the more harmless Church Of Satan, it has a cult following but is rooted in the occult.
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The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 08:47 #11
Idolatry in the Heart of Nazi Germany: The Contrast Between Bonhoeffer and Hitler
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The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 08:51 #12
The Real Adolf Hitler
The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 08:56 #13
Adolph Hitler - The Nazi Occult Messiah
The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 08:59 #14
The Cult of Hölderlin in the Third Reich
One of the interesting things I learned from reading Nicholas Steingardt's The German War (see my review) is that the Nazis created a cult of the nineteenth century Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin (number 2 on my list of the 10 greatest German poets). This evolved throughout the Third Reich but reached a climax in 1943 with a celebrations throughout Germany commemorating the 100th anniversary of the poet's death. How this rather obscure, emotionally hypersensitive German poet who had only contempt for his fellow German "philistines" became transformed into a spiritual Führer of the German Volk - the "purest of pure" the "most German" of all German poets - is a fascinating story. What interests me here is that the peak of the Hölderlin cult coincided with the realization among most Germans that the war effort was lost. Steingardt writes:www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2016/06/the-cult-of-h%C3%B6lderlin-in-the-third-reich.html
"Listening to Hyperion's Song of Fate (DV note: from Hölderlin 's 1797 novel Hyperion oder Der Eremit in Griechenland ) provided a glimpse into the abyss, a retreat into reverie, a safe haven into which readers could surrender - momentarily - and marshal their own inner, moral reserves. Hiding the war behind a veil of lyrical abstractions this literary canon helped 'apolitical Germans' to reinvent themselves, unwillingly to be preached to by the Nazi hacks, but at the same time blocking out the possibility that the war would confront them with immediate moral and political choices. Instead, they ransacked their cultural heritage to help bear its burdens."
So, while Schiller and Kleist were the poets of German military success in the early days of the war, Hölderlin was the poet of German military defeat. Still, the Nazis kept positioning the Third Reich as the fulfillment of Hölderlin's vision. Here is the Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg writing in the Nationalsozialistische Monatshefte:
Es war die Tragik Hölderlins, dass er sich aus der Gemeinschaft der Menschen lösen musste, ohne dass ihm die Gestaltung der kommenden Gemeinschaft beschieden war. Er blieb ein Einsamer, ein Unverstandener seiner Zeit, der aber die Zukunft als Gewissheit in sich trug. Er wollte eine Wiedererlebung, kein neues Griechenland, aber er fand im Griechentum die nordisch-heidische Lebenshaltung wieder, die in dem Deutschland seiner Zeit verkümmert war, aus der jedoch allein die kommende Gemeinschaft wachsen kann... Und der Kampf um die Gestaltund des Reiches aber is das Ringen um die gleiche Tat, die Hölderlin nicht tun konnte, weil die Zeit noch nich erfüllt war.
But while the Nazis were promoting Hölderlin as a spiritual forerunner of a national-socialist Volksgemeinschaft, the poet also served as inspiration for those who would try to sabotage the Nazi regime. Steingardt writes about how Sophie Scholl, the leader of the White Rose student opposition group, revered Hölderlin. Likewise Claus von Stauffenberg, the leader of the failed 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler, saw in Hölderlin the prophet of a "secret Germany" which had been perverted by Hitler and the Nazis.
With the collapse of the Reich, the cult of Hölderlin lost its appeal, especially to the troops returning from the front. Günter Eich expressed his disgust in his famous 1946 poem Latrine:
Irr mir im Ohre schallen
Verse von Hölderlin.
In schneeiger Reinheit spiegeln
Wolken sich im Urin.
(Mad in my hearing echo verses of Hölderlin in snowy pureness clouds are reflected in pools of urine.)
The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 09:04 #15
The Cult of Personality – Adolf Hitler’s Transformational Leadership
History fascinates many of us and its cast of colorful characters that have adorned the canvas of time never ceases to provide material to capture our attention. In the study of transformational leadership one cannot help to think of charismatic people that have for one reason or another made a lasting impression on humanity…for good or evil. Adolf Hitler personified transformational leadership.
If I had to pick one word that could define a transformational leader it would be charisma. Charisma is the “special personality characteristic that gives a person superhuman or exceptional powers” that has the ability to captivate (PSU WC, L10, P4). Adolf Hitler’s ability to mesmerize people and gain their support has proved exceptionally powerful. Even today one can easily turn on the television and find a documentary about him. It would be an interesting study to see how much media has been generated because of what he accomplished as a leader. Think about many books, TV programs, and movies would not have been made if World War II had never happened…I digress. The point is that he was able to cultivate his transformational leadership abilities to move Germany to perpetrate one of the most horrific periods in modern history and thrust the world into war. How did he do it?
Pseudo by technicality.
According to Burns (1978) Hitler is not a bona fide transformational leader, but Bass (1998) coined the word pseudo transformational leader because he used his influence for causes universally understood to be evil (as cited in Northouse, 2013). This may be a way to parse words and segregate the baddies from the goodies, but there is no denying that Adolf Hitler was a transformational leader in most parts of its definition with, of course, the minor sticking point of him being an evil dictator. Let’s explore what factors fit.
In Need of a Crisis
“A crisis may set the stage for transformational leaders to be effective” (PSU WC, L10, P4). In Hitler’s case the crisis was the Great Depression. Hitler had been slowly building the Nazi party throughout the mid to late 1920s and by the time the depression hit in 1929 the environment in Germany was ripe for sweeping political change. He seized the opportunity to influence the masses that were looking for an answer to the grand social problems facing them; millions were out of work, thousands of businesses were shuttered, and Germany’s largest bank failed (Shirer, 1990).
Idealized Influence is the same as charisma. Of the four transformational leadership factors this is the first and Hitler was bursting with charisma (Northouse, 2013). According to historian Laurence Rees, “Hitler told millions of Germans that they were Aryans and therefore “special” and racially “better” people than everyone else, something that helped cement the charismatic connection between leader and led” (2012).
Part of the motivation of those surrounding Hitler was due to his memoir Mien Kampf, which in English means “my struggle.” It was these two volumes that his cronies would come to understand his views on race, politics, and what he deemed the historical right of the German people. This fanaticism became almost doctrinal for justifying atrocities to political opponents and “inferior” peoples. During the rise to power of the Nazi party members went to extremes to ensure the eventual success of its power grab using murder, coercion, and propaganda. Motivated in an unseemly way, but motivated nonetheless.
One may not think of the intellectual stimulation as a result of the Nazi party rule, but under the surface there are many things that exist today because of great advances in many areas. These creative innovations from intellectual stimulation were a direct result of the policies put in place by Hitler (Northouse, 2013). Some examples of innovations created in the Third Reich are, rocketry, aviation, highway design, and the Volkswagen.
Adolf Hitler ended his life with a self-inflicted gunshot and then put in a ditch, due in part for the lack of individualized consideration for his subordinates. His lack of trust for those around him ensured that the Reich would fail in a time that it needed to be strong. The individualized consideration factor requires that the leader listen and foster an environment to allow those under them to develop (Northouse, 2013). Hitler’s on the other hand told his generals that he would “annihilate anyone who stood in his way” and “suppress any opposition with brutal force” (Shirer, 1990). This threat would lead to a lack of leadership at lower echelons, preventing any autonomy with which to counter-attack allied forces without explicit instruction from Hitler; this proved to be a fatal mistake.
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The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 09:08 #16
The Nature of the Third Reich
How the Third Reich was RuledUh.yes.it did fail.
Challenges of 1934: Ernst Röhm and the SA; Blomberg and the army; Papen and the conservatives. The double putsch of 30 June/1 July 1934.
The Dual State: 2 August 1934 death of President Hindenburg – army oath – law of 20 August makes Hitler Reich Chancellor and Leader. Cabinet ceases to meet from mid-1934. Hitler’s charismatic authority – the Dual State (normative and prerogative). Hitler’s supra-judicial power. Gradual shift towards the prerogative state. The personality cult around Hitler.
Informality of Hitler’s rule: working habits, laziness, importance of personal contacts, relative unimportance of Ministers. Göring, Goebbels, Hess (Bormann), later, Speer. Rearmament and Radicalization: Remilitarization of Rhineland March 1936; Four-Year Plan September 1936; Resignation of Schacht November 1937; Blomberg/Fritsch scandal Feb 1938; replacement of Neurath by Ribbentrop Feb 1938; Anschluss March 1938; Munich Agreement Sept 1938; invasion of Czecho-Slovakia March 1939; outbreak of war Sept 1939. Similar developments in antisemitic policy, cultural policy etc..
‘Working towards the Führer’?
Werner Willikens – Feb 1939 report on Kristallnacht– Hitler’s selective interventions – his energy on key occasions. ‘Cumulative radicalization’ the result of unintended pressures from below? Note Hitler’s tactical restraint on occasion. Hitler as agenda-setter and ideological driving force. The central importance of the drive to war for Lebensraum and racial reordering of Germany and Europe.
Repression and Control
Institutions of control
The normative state: police – courts – prisons. Special Courts, People’s Court (trial of van der Lubbe). Death penalty. New laws –treason, malicious gossip. Centralization of police under Himmler 1936. Central role of Gestapo. Boundaries between normative and prerogative state gradually disappear.
The prerogative state: SA, SS, concentration camps (by mid-1930s: Buchenwald, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Lichtenburg: 3,000 inmates in 1937. I.e., Communist and Social Democratic resistance crushed by this time. Change of function to camps for social outcasts and labour for Hitler and Speer’s building projects. New camps (Flossenbürg, Mauthausen, Ravensbrück replacing Lichtenburg), 21,000 inmates all told by summer 1939. ‘Racial cleansing’.
A ‘self-policing society’?
Small size of Gestapo – role of denunciations – focus on unpopular minorities after 1936. However, role of denunciations key only in private offences; very few critical statements actually denounced; total number of denunciations small; meaningless without proactive role of Gestapo; important not to trivialise the brutality of the Gestapo. Part of a vast and polymorphous apparatus of control including the criminal police, the prison service, the social services and employment offices, the medical profession, health centres and hospitals, teachers, the Hitler Youth, Block Wardens, tax offices, the railway and the post office etc.. Ubiquity of intimidation: public knowledge and threat of concentration camp; terror and intimidation at elections and plebiscites.
Conclusion: A totalitarian regime that failed?
The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 15:01 #17
Good topic. Why is this in the Vent Room?
Zax' description hits bull's eye.
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The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 21:25 #18
This leader worshipping Third Reich cult really was a twisted time in European history, but what I find much sadder even than that, is that people are still volunteering for the cult even though it has gone, it's like an echo chamber, the cult is over but a few lost souls are still hanging onto it's ghost, it's as if they missed the boat so are retrospectively lending their support to a brain drain programme.
Everything from the Blavatsky doctrine up to the mass suicide of the leadership stinks of a cult, it's quite creepy that there are still people following it to this very day.
Other ways to tell it's a cult is that they won't accept criticism of the leader of their group in anyway whatsoever, they have an excuse for everything, and that they blame everyone else but themselves or their associates, thus they pass off everything that they do as good or at least justified.
The thing that I find even sadder is that they think it is healthy to follow/promote their cult on a truther forum, I've said it before, it's as if they are knocking on people's doors (on-line) trying to convert them into their cult.
Once the cult was cracked and the suicide pact took place within the leadership, the decent German people were free from it;s control mechanism, but there will always be a handful of loonies still trying to uphold it, as they are here, and they make this forum look like a nut house.
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The Third Reich CULT 26 Dec 2016 21:30 #19
The ghosts of the maccabees on Truth Zone.
Would you be interested in what the 4th Reich, that we are currently experiencing in Germany, looks like?
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because error is repeatedly preached among us, not
only by individuals, but by the masses. In periodicals
and cyclopaedias, in schools and universities; every-
where, in fact, error prevails, and is quite easy in the
feeling that it has a decided majority on its side."
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The Third Reich CULT 27 Dec 2016 15:42 #20
The ghosts of the maccabees on Truth Zone.
Would you be interested in what the 4th Reich, that we are currently experiencing in Germany, looks like?
Say hello to all those 'refugees' you got over there Pfizipie.
Better in Germany than over here.
Better still back where they came from or all securely contained down in Greece.
You want positive change for Germany love?
Old time Nazi woo woo notwithstanding. That's ancient history.
Nowadays , cult or no cult; NS aint gonna help you - so..
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